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What you will find in the Nov. 21 edition:
The fate of Avon Hall — or what remains of the vacant, weather-worn former estate of William Carrigan, which has been in the town’s hands since shortly after Carrigan died a decade ago — was much discussed, and hardly decided, Monday night (Nov. 18) by the Washington Town Council.
It wasn’t so long ago that the gym walls at Wakefield Country Day School were a little bare when it came to championship banners. It’s a different story today, however — helped along by the varsity volleyball team, who recently won their fifth straight division championship.
If disharmony is killing you, you’ll want to have a session with Dr. Barnwell. Her sessions, called Community Sings, where strangers sing together in six- or seven-part harmonies, are coming to Little Washington next Friday (Nov. 29).
“Why were you late?” was the common refrain in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 13), as Judge Jeffrey W. Parker asked three defendants the reasons for their tardiness to court. A fourth defendant, who was on time, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of eluding police.
Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is tomorrow at Tula’s, the Citizen of the Year gets named next week and will lead Washington’s Christmas parade, RLEP holds its 43rd annual meeting and Second Friday at the Library features Doug Norton and climate change in this week’s Rapp column.
Those were the good old days: Doctors would make house calls, even in the most remote parts of rural Rappahannock County and accept barters in lieu of payment. Nowadays, however, the whole system is a complete mess.
Four Union divisions of Maj. Gen. William Sherman’s troops were at Bridgeport, on the Tennessee River on Sunday, Nov. 15, when Gen. Sherman went into Chattanooga to confer with Maj. Gen. Ulysses Grant; he looked over the ground before moving his troops closer to the city.
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